Latest Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting News

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

Father: Jones Sandy Hook lies forced move from Connecticut

Sep. 29, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Robbie Parker says he can tell when conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has said something on his show about the Sandy Hook school massacre, because that's when another round of abuse begins. Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie was killed, testified...

Jurors must decide how much Newtown families suffering worth

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — After watching days of testimony that included the parents of slain children breaking down on the witness stand, a Connecticut jury soon will have the difficult task of coming up with a dollar amount that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay for promoting the idea...

Families testify of confrontations with Sandy Hook deniers

Sep. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A mother who lost one of her sons in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre testified Tuesday that her biggest fear is that people who believe the shooting was a hoax will harm her other son, who survived the attack at his school. Nicole Hockley and her former...

Jury sent home; Alex Jones testimony to continue next week

Sep. 23, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers in the defamation trial of Alex Jones agreed Friday not to return him to the stand until next week after a contentious day of testimony Thursday about his promotion of the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax. Jones lawyer, Norm...

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Sep. 22, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26...

Sandy Hook families testify about threats, fear of deniers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Erica Lafferty said the general harassment began soon after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, with people telling her it was a hoax and that her mother never died. But soon, she said, it got scary and more graphic. “Things would be mailed to my house that...

Alex Jones makes 1st appearance outside Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A defiant Alex Jones showed up at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday and hurled insults at the judge overseeing a trial to determine how much he owes for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. Jones spent just a few...

Witness questioned about Jones criticism of Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 16, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as a “kangaroo court” from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones' commentary became a focus of...

Infowars sales spiked as Jones talked about Sandy Hook

Sep. 15, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars' revenues and website viewership spiked as Alex Jones alleged on his show in 2014 that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, according to documents shown to a jury Thursday. Jones and his Free Speech Systems company are on trial in...